Bookish Item| 2021 Reading Goals Update

Of course I decided to create reading goals for 2021 (click here to see that post), so I thought with March now being over (the first quarter of the year) it’s a good time to see how I’m doing so far. Am I on track? What do I still need to work on? Keep on reading to find out!

Goodreads (200 books)

As you can see I’m pretty on track when it comes to how many books I want to read this year. I’m a little ahead of schedule, but not as much as last year. That’s okay though. Last year we had the beginning of the pandemic that increased my reading and I’ve also been reading more bigger books this year. I’ve already read 16 book that are 400+ pages. As long as I’m enjoying what I’m reading I’ll be happy.

Netgalley (Feedback ration 80%)

Okay, this is a goal I’m not doing too good with. When I typed my goals for 2021 I was at a feedback ratio of 47%, so it’s not going completely as well as I’d hope. There are quite a few blog tours the next few months and a few books I’ve gotten as read now that I’m really looking forward to. So I still have faith I can increase this one at least a little bit this year, haha.

Physical TBR/Backlist Books (50 books)

I’m really happy with how this goal is going so far! I’ve already read 16 backlist books (I finished Crush after editing this image) and this is good progress. It feels really good reading more of the books on my shelves and I hope to continue as the year goes on.

ARCs (Less ARCs, more owned books)

As a bookblogger it’s easy to get lost in the world of ARCs. Book tours are a lot of fun and I love promoting authors, but a couple of years ago most of the books I read were ARCs. That’s not completely a bad thing, but wanting to read more of my own books doesn’t really happen if that’s the case. Last year 34% of the books I read were ARCs. I’m off to a better start this year with 25%. This will increase a bit the next couple of months with tours, but I’m hoping to keep a good balance.

Re-reading (12 books)

I’m the type of person that feels guilty for re-reading books when I have so many unread books on my shelf. Even though it’s really something I enjoy doing, so making it a reading goal has been helpful. I have a goal of one re-read a month and I’m almost done with my ninth re-read and have two more planned this month.

Series (Finish 12 series)

Besides my Netgalley feedback ratio I think this is the other goal I’m not  doing great with, haha. We’re already 4 months in the year and I’ve only finished one series. Oops! Haha. There are so many I only need to read one more book of, so I need to make that a priority soon!


So that’s how I’m doing so far! Have you set any reading goals? I don’t get upset if I don’t complete them, but it’s fun to have a challenge. I’ll do another check in when we’re halfway through 2021.


6 thoughts on “Bookish Item| 2021 Reading Goals Update

  1. Looks like you are on track for the most part this year. I can relate in terms of getting sucked into the ARC rabbit hole, I definitely need to work on my feedback ratio. My reading goal is 50 books this year, I’m somewhat ahead of schedule so may raise it in a bit. Doing less well with my backlist challenge since as expected I keep getting distracted by more recent releases
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  2. I don’t have any goals other than the basic Goodreads goal. I think I’d be bad at keeping up with any others lol

  3. This was an interesting post! I am going to be doing a stats post similar to this soon. I’m glad I’m not the only one with really specific goals.

  4. I love this post! You are going so well with all your goals and hopefully you can bring that Netgalley ratio up a little bit this year! I believe in you! As long as you are enjoying your books that is all that matters 🙂

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